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front bumper project

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by crazieN8, May 10, 2009.

  1. May 10, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    crazieN8

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    3" lift, custom bucket seats, removable doors, KnN, eclipse sound system
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    ^^^BEFORE^^^

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    i picked up some 2 3/8" pipe, angle steel, & some other misc metal from the scrap yard for about 40$.
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    only strong enough mount point is the factory hook locations, bought some stronger and longer bolts for about 14$
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    not having a tube notcher sucked but i made due with a drill press both for the main verticle tubes and the small gussets
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    i forgot to take some pics in between but as you can see with out a pipe bender it was all angles for this guy
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    i figured i had plenty of extra metal so making an extra angle support made sense
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    buddy of mine helpin with the final welding and cleanin up
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    first coat, i primed as well
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    yes im a noob welder
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    two coats, used three cans, 7$ a piece
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    installed and undergoing the high lift test
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    passed and approved
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    now for the rear bumper....................................
     
  2. May 10, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    allupinsydeyou

    allupinsydeyou Well-Known Member

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    invest in a bender
     
  3. May 10, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Staff Member

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    Not bad for custom.
     
  4. May 11, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    TheTacoManChach

    TheTacoManChach I AM THE GREAT CHACHOLIO!!!

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    Halo Headlights Black W/ LED LED TailLights Bermuda 3rd Brake Black Pioneer/Alpine System Debadge Entire Rebadge Driver Side Door Black Volant CAI Tool Box ARB Front Bumper Flat Black Painted Grill Surround
    Or Just a box of tiger disk

    if you clean up all those welds till their smoothe
    I think thatd really set it off.
    Good job though
     
  5. May 11, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    life11

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    thats a hella good job.
    i wish i had tha tools to do that!
     
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